Page Speed Benchmarks

Page speed has a huge impact on user experience. Faster sites have been proven to have lower bounce rates, higher conversion rates, bigger shopping cart sizes, and happier users. In these dashboards, we rank industry-leading websites based on how fast their pages appear to load, from a user’s perspective. For each site, click through to see their detailed test results.

Tested every day on a desktop Chrome desktop browser with a fast connection (25Mbps/10Mbps 10ms RTT). Sites are sorted by Start Render which is when the first non-white content is painted in the browser.

MEDIA SITES IN EUROPE ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 THE GUARDIAN
0.09s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.69s Largest Contentful Paint
2.9s SpeedIndex
4.23s First CPU Idle
4.23s Time To Interactive
4.3s Visually Complete
7.08s Fully Loaded

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#2 BBC
0.07s Backend
0.5s Start Render
2.11s SpeedIndex
2.35s Largest Contentful Paint
3s Visually Complete
4.86s Fully Loaded
4.94s First CPU Idle
4.94s Time To Interactive

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.16s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.23s Largest Contentful Paint
2.2s SpeedIndex
3.12s First CPU Idle
3.12s Time To Interactive
3.2s Visually Complete
4.49s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.12s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.94s SpeedIndex
1.48s Largest Contentful Paint
1.5s Visually Complete
2.39s First CPU Idle
2.39s Time To Interactive
2.73s Fully Loaded

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#5 THE TELEGRAPH
0.18s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.9s Largest Contentful Paint
2.6s SpeedIndex
3.4s First CPU Idle
3.4s Time To Interactive
3.4s Visually Complete
6.64s Fully Loaded

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#6 EL PAIS
0.1s Backend
0.6s Start Render
4.77s SpeedIndex
5.37s Largest Contentful Paint
7.1s Visually Complete
8.1s First CPU Idle
8.1s Time To Interactive
14.01s Fully Loaded

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#7 LE MONDE
0.19s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.02s Largest Contentful Paint
1.11s SpeedIndex
1.82s First CPU Idle
1.82s Time To Interactive
2.1s Visually Complete
2.13s Fully Loaded

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#8 PRAVDA
0.47s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.01s SpeedIndex
1.14s Largest Contentful Paint
1.2s Visually Complete
1.25s First CPU Idle
1.25s Time To Interactive
1.58s Fully Loaded

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#9 BILD
0.08s Backend
1s Start Render
1.67s Largest Contentful Paint
3.1s SpeedIndex
4.1s Visually Complete
8.46s First CPU Idle
8.46s Time To Interactive
18.88s Fully Loaded

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#10 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.2s Backend
1s Start Render
1.31s Largest Contentful Paint
1.49s SpeedIndex
3.5s First CPU Idle
3.5s Time To Interactive
23.5s Fully Loaded
25.9s Visually Complete

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
1.51s Largest Contentful Paint
1.6s Start Render
2.36s SpeedIndex
2.5s First CPU Idle
2.5s Time To Interactive
3.12s Fully Loaded
3.7s Visually Complete

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